Common Car Accident Injuries & How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Unfortunately in life, sometimes unexpected bad things happen. One of these terrible things that can happen is a car accident. Car accidents can leave you injured and in terrible pain. No amount of money from an insurance company can fix every injury. So if you find yourself in unbearable pain after a car accident then consider visiting a chiropractor. Consider these few common car accident injuries that may send you to the chiropractor.

Whiplash

There are a few common injuries that happen in car accidents that don’t always send you to the hospital. Some of these injuries you don’t even realize you have until the adrenaline wears off. Whiplash is pretty simple. It is when a car suddenly stops quickly and sends the ripple of the impact up your spine. Your heavy head whipping back and forth can cause damage to the upper spine. This is pretty common in minor fender benders or in rear end accidents. The soft tissues in the spine are particularly affected and can cause bad pain for you. This would be a good time to see what a chiropractor can do for you.

Lower Back Injury

Our spine is one of the most important but also delicate parts of the body. A spinal injury can cause injuries as small as some lower back pain, all the way up to major problems like paralyzation. If you got into a car accident and are now suffering from lower back pain, then a chiropractor can help you. They can re-align your spine to help take the pressure off of the lower back’s muscles and tendons.

Headaches

Did you know that if you start having problems with headaches after a major car accident then you may be suffering from an injury. Headaches and migranes can be signs of major spinal or muscular problems. This is because spinal problems can affect blood flow. Getting everything adjusted and getting blood flow to the brain can help with reducing migraines and headaches.

Vertigo

Vertigo is very common after car accidents. This is when you feel like the world is spinning even when it is not. Any injury to the body can cause vertigo. But it is very common in whiplash situations. Vertigo is often caused by damage to the inner ear. This is because the organs that help us with balance are in the inner ear and that information is transmitted to the cerebellum in the back of the head. So, any damage to these parts could be dramatic. It is common for a chiropractor to help align and heal all these parts of balance.

Seat Belt Injury

Although the point of a seat belt is to save our lives, it oftentimes also causes damage. Because of the force of the belt against the body it could be easy for the belt to damage inner organs and through your back out. So it is common to have pain in the shoulders, neck and back after an accident. A chiropractor can help you re align everything and fix all the damage the seat belt did!

Car accidents are stressful to endure and can cause many injuries. Luckily, chiropractic care can help to correct the trauma on the body and help to heal the root issue of a problem, creating a lasting fix.

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